The unsettling feeling of reopening

I’ve been at two events in the last week, both of which have been a bit more crowded and involved with people than I’ve experienced in a long time. The environment was also louder.

And whilst it has been lovely to see people together again, it’s also admitted been disconcerting.

I consider myself someone to be introverted. I can easily spend weekends on my own, in my own company, either entertaining myself with music, movies or a long cycle.

And when you’ve not done something for a while, it takes some time to get used to such environments again. The quietness of everything has especially been apparent and I really struggled with things being a bit louder again.

So as the world opens, and humans can get together and speakers blast louder again, I’d consider it normal to initially find it strange or even unsettling for the time being.

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